Quotations About / On:
Think not of nature's mysteries, for 'insanity's' gate is half locked
(Extreme curiosity derailed the brain)
Nature's grudge is beyond tolerance.
(From my poem 'Global Warming'.)
Self-defence is Nature's eldest law.
(John Dryden (1631-1700), British poet, dramatist, critic. Absalom and Achitophel, pt. 1, l. 458 (1681).)
'Now it's Nature's turn to suffer,
All the shame is our's alone'.
(From 'Bleeding', a poem on an environmental disaster which was due to construction work for a wind turbine farm up in the mountain in Derrybrien, Co.Galway.)
The state is a creation of nature and man is by nature a political animal.
(Aristotle (384-323 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Politics 1.2; 1253a2-3, The Complete Works of Aristotle, trans. by Jowett, ed. Jonathan Barnes, Princeton, Princeton University Press (1985).)
Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies.
(Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher. Originally published in Parerga and Paralipomena, vol. 2 (1851). "On Women," Essays and Aphorisms, Penguin (1970).)
Illness is a clumsy attempt to arrive at health: we must come to nature's aid with intellect.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 10, p. 218, selection 5, number 261, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882February 1883.
Originally meant to be attributed to Zarathustra in Thus Spoke Zarathustra.)
Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature.
(Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes, in A Study in Scarlet, ch. 5 (1888).)
However much you knock at nature's door, she will never answer you in comprehensible words.
(Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818-1883), Russian author. Shubin, in On the Eve, ch. 1 (1860).
Comparing nature to "life" (in fact, women).)
Man was nature's mistakeshe neglected to finish himand she has never ceased paying for her mistake.
(Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. Reflections on the Human Condition, aph. 4 (1973).)